Marvel has announced Black panther 2 will be released on May 6, 2022. Disney made the announcement at the D23 Expo on Saturday.
Director Ryan Coolger, who returns to helm and write the sequel to Black Panther, revealed the news onstage at the Anaheim Convention Center alongside Marvel’s Kevin Feige.
Coogler’s return was confirmed in October as details of the sequel emerged after the original became a massive hit, grossing $1.35 billion at the worldwide box office. It’s No. 11 on the all-time list globally.
The success made a follow-up movie a given; Marvel usually signs its key cast to deals involving multiple movies because of the scope of its cinematic universe.
The first Black Panther film, released in 2018, was a massive hit. It was also the biggest solo superhero movie for Marvel in history.
Chadwick Boseman starred in the first pic along with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Latitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker and Sterling K. Brown.
The film won three Oscars — for Ruth E. Carter’s costume design, Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart’s production design and Ludwig Göransson’s original score. Carter and Beachler were the first people of color ever to win in their respective categories.